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Ó Fearghaíl, Seán

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Leaders' Questions (Continued)

A question, Deputy, please.More Button

I am sorry, but the Deputy's time is up.More Button

A question please, Deputy.More Button

Thank you.More Button

One speaker, please.More Button

Visit of Californian State Assembly Delegation

Before we proceed, I wish to welcome on my own behalf and on behalf of Members of Dáil Éireann a delegation of the Irish Caucus of the California State Assembly. A céad mile fáilte to Assembly Mem...More Button

Leaders' Questions (Resumed) (Continued)

May we have a little order, please?More Button

Business of Dáil

The Chief Whip has a business proposal to put to us.More Button

Business of Dáil (Continued)

It might be useful if an explanation was given.More Button

Could we hear the explanation, Deputy, please?More Button

There is logic in this.More Button

Thank you, Deputy Martin. Does anyone else wish to speak on this matter?More Button

We are dealing with this matter.More Button

Is it agreed? Can we agree it?More Button

It is not agreed.More Button

Order of Business

I call on the rapporteur for the Business Committee, Deputy Brendan Ryan-----More Button

I am now calling Deputy Brendan Ryan to announce the Order of Business for the week.More Button

Order of Business (Continued)

There are four proposals to be put to the House. Are the proposals for the taking of Tuesday's business which are to be decided en bloc agreed to? Agreed. Are the proposals for the t...More Button

On a point of information, that is not a matter for the Tánaiste as the proposal has already been agreed to by the Business Committee.More Button

Yes, of course, it was.More Button

Yes.More Button

Excuse me, but the Deputy is wrong. It is fundamentally wrong for her to say anyone was ignored at the Business Committee; no one is ever ignored.More Button

The Deputy has made her point.More Button

Does the Tánaiste want to make any brief response?More Button

Yes.More Button

That will have to be considered by the committee.More Button

It can be considered by the Business Committee.More Button

We can consider it before Thursday. I will have to put the question because we cannot be going over and over this.More Button

Can those in favour of the proposal-----More Button

The Business Committee can review this tomorrow, but I cannot tell the Deputy what the outcome of the review will be. We will review it tomorrow, however.More Button

We do not need a speech on it now.More Button

Is the proposal for Thursday agreed to? Agreed. Is the proposal for Friday's sitting agreed to?More Button

We will bring the Deputy's concerns to the committee. Is the proposal for Friday's sitting agreed to? Agreed. I call Deputy Micheál Martin on the Order of Business for one question on one piece ...More Button

Is this a commitment in the programme for Government?More Button

Topical Issue Matters

Before proceeding to Other Questions, I wish to advise the House of the following matters in respect of which notice has been given under Standing Order 29A and the name of the Member in each case:...More Button

The matters raised by Deputies Frank O'Rourke, Hildegarde Naughton, Gino Kenny and Seán Barrett have been selected for discussion.More Button

Water Services (Amendment) Bill 2016: Report Stage

Amendments Nos. 1 to 6, inclusive, in the names of Deputies Ruth Coppinger, Paul Murphy, Mick Barry, Richard Boyd Barrett, Gino Kenny and Bríd Smith have been ruled out of order. Amendment No. 7 h...More Button

No, we cannot take points of order now.More Button

I am sorry, I do not want to be awkward, but we cannot take a point of order and cannot get into a discussion about amendments that have been ruled out of order. They have been ruled out of order;...More Button

If the Deputy does not understand it, he can come to my office and I will arrange for the appropriate staff and officials to brief him on why they have been ruled out of order.More Button

No, there is no such provision.More Button

I am sorry, Deputy-----More Button

We could talk about El Niño if we wanted to as just about anything can be relevant to the subject of water.More Button

However, the points Deputy Paul Murphy is raising are not relevant to the subject matter of the legislation.More Button

I am afraid that they are not.More Button

I am acting in accordance with Standing Orders, by which I am bound-----More Button

I am bound by Standing Orders.More Button

If the Deputy does not like the Standing Orders, she can seek to change them.More Button

My interpretation of them is correct. Will the Deputy, please, resume his seat?More Button

Excuse me. Please do not accuse me of political bias.More Button

Will Deputy Paul Murphy, please, resume his seat?More Button

It is not provided for in Standing Orders that Members can interrogate the Chair or that-----More Button

No. Will the Deputy, please, resume her seat? We will proceed with those matters that are in order.More Button

Thank you.More Button

I have not told anyone that. I have not used that phraseology. We must stick to Standing Orders which I did not write. They have been in place for quite a while. The House has not changed them ...More Button

No.More Button

The Deputy is talking about amendments Nos. 11 to 15, inclusive.More Button

The decision on these matters will be made on the floor of the House.More Button

That is not true. The Deputy should not make reflections on the staff of the Houses.More Button

Will the Deputy, please, resume her seat? It is not a matter for the Minister to decide. He has no role, good, bad or indifferent, in deciding what amendment is or is not in order. Recommendatio...More Button

Water Services (Amendment) Bill 2016: Report Stage (Continued)

We will get on with the debate.More Button

If your purpose is to deliberately frustrate the work-----More Button

If your purpose is to deliberately frustrate the work of the House then I-----More Button

Well you cannot debate it now because it is not in order.More Button

Yes.More Button

Exactly.More Button

I am not going to come in here, day in day out, and give to Deputy Smith or any other Deputy an explanation as to why I make a decision in respect of a particular question.More Button

There are no such provisions. It has never been the case-----More Button

Resume your seat for a second.More Button

No Ceann Comhairle that I know of in the past has had to come in here and explain why he or she, as the case may be, made a particular ruling. I made the ruling based on the information provided t...More Button

-----arrive at any different conclusion than the one we were at at the time we started.More Button

So can we please-----More Button

Can we get on with amendment No. 8 please?More Button

Can we get on with amendment No. 8 please? Does anyone want to speak to amendment No. 8?More Button